Recently AKB48’s official rival group, Nogizaka46, reached their 3rd birthday and presented their fans with a concert of a lifetime: one at the Seibu Dome in Saitama. Even though it was rather chilly during the concert, the performances were definitely enough to heat the place up!
The 7-hour concert was split into three parts with Nogizaka46 going through every song in their set list in chronological order: from “Guru Guru Curtain” all the way to their newest single, “Inochi wa Utsukushii”. The concert had all sorts of surprises, from the Nogizaka46 band performing “One Night Carnival” to Kojima Haruna making an appearance to sing “Keishasuru” from her Kojizaka46 unit.
The concert also had a bevy of announcements. Nogizaka46 aired a trailer of their documentary, which will air in May, they announced their next stage, and announced a project that holds auditions for the 1st Generation members. Also, Nogizaka46 promoted all of their kenkyuusei to undergirls! They are now the 3rd group among the 48G family to no longer have kenkyuusei, with AKB48 and NMB48 being the others.
The under members will also have a Live 3rd Season from April 14-19 at Zepp Tokyo. So if your oshi is a kenkyuusei-turned-undergirl or has been an undergirl for quite a while (such as my kami-oshi, Wada Maaya), you are in luck!
But I have to give big ups to the Nogizaka46 girls for battling the chilling temperatures to give you, the fans, a show of a lifetime. You could even see their breath during the concert which showed you just how cold it was in the Seibu Dome. This just shows you how strong the Nogizaka46 girls are, because this was by no means an easy feat.
This was an excellent way to kick off the first quarter of 2015. You go girls!